Date of Original Version

7-1997

Type

Article

Abstract or Table of Contents

Here at Penn State, we have just broken ground for the Paterno Library in honor of Joseph V. and Suzanne P. Paterno. Joe Paterno is Professor and Head Football Coach and Sue is a noted volunteer for a variety of good causes. Because the Paternos are such active supporters of the Libraries, I have many opportunities to learn from their ideas about higher education. Recently, Coach Paterno was recounting his days as a student at Brown University and remembering a particular professor who believed in a divine discontent with the status quo. Paterno concluded that "A great university is in the forefront of change." The challenges for higher education come from the impact of technology, the idea of the university as an instrument of social change, and the economics of education